Summer - Anglo French Medical Society

Summer 2014
Durham Conference 2014
Issue number 76
Charity Number 327706
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There is less than a month to go until the 31st Anglo French
Medical Society’s conference. It will take place from the 17th to the
20th September in the cathedral city of Durham. It is certain to be a
fantastic conference. THE AFMS is delighted to welcome Professor
Richard Grundy as its guest presenter on behalf of the James Tudor
Foundation. He will talk on the subject "Childhood Brain Tumours:
a multidisciplinary approach.”
As well as an extensive scientific programme, there is a
comprehensive social programme including a visit to Crook Hall
Gardens. We will also have the opportunity to visit Beamish
Museum, one of the biggest open-air museums in the country and
the Bowes Museum on Friday morning. Set in the beautiful town of
Barnard Castle, this museum is built in the style of a French chateau
and houses an impressive collection of European fine and decorative
A visit to the Cathedral is also planned. Durham Cathedral is the
burial place of both St Cuthbert, a great northern saint, and the
Venerable Bede, author of the first English history. The gala dinner
will take place at the historic Beamish Hall Hotel. On Saturday, for
those wishing to extend their stay, we have arranged a visit to
Hadrian’s Wall and the pretty village of Corbridge and we will finish
the day with some local cuisine at one of Durham’s local
restaurants. There are just a few places still available so please
contact the administrative secretary as soon as possible, should you
wish to attend.
Durham 2014
Information and
booking form.
Durham Social and
Scientific programmes
Warwick Medical
Weekend 2015.
Booking form and
AFMS Teaching
Who’s who in the
Petites Annonces.
• Meeting and Events.,
• September 2014
Scientific Conference
Durham UK - 17th to
the 20th September.
• March 2015
French Medical
Weekend, Warwick.
27th to 29th March
Social Programme for The Anglo-French Medical Society,
Durham Meeting; September 17th- 20th 2014.
Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, Frankland Lane, Durham DH1 5TA
0191 372 7200
Please note that if you are a member of the National Trust or English
Heritage, it is essential that you bring your Membership Cards to gain free
entry to Hadrian’s Wall.
Wednesday 17th September
1900. Reception in the hotel and an introductory talk on the History of Durham by
local lecturer - John Ridge. This will be followed by a buffet in the magnificent Great
Hall of Durham Castle, with some local entertainment provided.
Thursday 18th September2nd October
0930 Visit to Crook Hall Gardens – a short walk from the hotel. Crook Hall is a 13th
century Grade I listed medieval hall which provides a spectacular backdrop to the
1230 Lunch at The Radisson
1320 Trip to Beamish Museum. One of the biggest open-air museums in the country.
Beamish Museum is world famous and tells the story of the people of North East
England during the Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian periods. Transport is available
around the museum in historic trams and buses for those not wishing to walk.
Friday 19th September.
0900 Visit to Bowes Museum. Set in the beautiful town of Barnard Castle, this museum
is built in the style of a French chateau and houses an impressive collection of
European fine and decorative art.
1230 Lunch at the Radisson
1400 All the conference delegates are invited to join us in the afternoon for a walking
tour of the historic city of Durham. This will include a visit to the Cathedral built in
1093, the greatest Norman building in England. It is cherished not only for its
architecture but also for its incomparable setting. For this reason it was inscribed
together with the Castle as one of Britain's first World Heritage Sites. It was recently
voted the UK’s Number One Landmark by Trip Advisor users. Durham Cathedral is
the burial place of both St Cuthbert, a great northern saint, and the Venerable Bede,
author of the first English history.
1830 Transport by bus to Beamish Hall Hotel for the gala dinner.
2300-2330 Transport back to Durham
Saturday 20th September.
Morning free for shopping, sight seeing etc
1230. Lunch
For those remaining:
1330 Bus departs for visit to Hadrian’s Wall ( Houseteads Fort) and Corbridge.
Hadrian’s Wall is 2000 years old and stretches 80 miles from the Solway Coast in
Cumbria to Newcastle. The Wall stands as the best known and best preserved frontier
of the Roman Empire.
1930 Dinner – Oldfield’s Restaurant – Durham.
Medical French
The 23rd
Annual Residential Course
Friday evening 27th March to Sunday
lunchtime 29th March 2015
Conference Park, University of Warwick
Topics to be covered include:
How to take a history and examine a patient in French.
How to survive on ward rounds and in clinics.
Talking to patients, relatives and colleagues
Investigations: ECG, X-rays, blood tests, etc.
(how to request, chase up, interpret and talk about them)
French General Practice.
Practical procedures, emergencies.
Extensive course handbook provided.
Full residential fees, including gala dinner.
£420 for doctors and £220 for students.
To book, complete the enclosed form or contact Christine Greenwood,
School of Clinical Sciences, Clinical Sciences Centre, University Hospital
Aintree, Longmoor Lane, Liverpool L9 7AL.
Email: [email protected] Tel: 0151 529 5885 Fax: 0151 529 5888
Back Page Notes
The AFMS Teaching Initiative
Dr Andrew Hassan
( President )
Dr Martin Punter
( Treasurer )
Dr John Altrip
( Hon Secretary )
Dr Helen Sykes
( Membership Secretary)
Dr Mark Cottrill
( co-opted member)
Dr Colin Mumford
Dr Rex Melville
Thank you to those members who have expressed an interest in
participating in the teaching programme initiative, and those who
have given their time in supporting the projects this year.
Following discussions at the Biarritz Conference, and expressions
of interest from several French medical schools, we have managed
to extend the programme (from University Paris Descartes and
Angers) to include visits to University Paris Cretail, University
Paris Bicetre and the University of Caen.
The format of interactive group discussions, role plays and
lectures has been well received by participants who have included
undergraduate students, junior doctors, pharmacists, statisticians,
consultants and allied health care professionals. We have
additionally taken the opportunity to further publicise the
activities of the AFMS and AFMB, and as a result are pleased to
receive increased interest from French students and doctors to
participate in the Durham conference. This year the AFMS and
AFMB are jointly supporting five French student presentations.
Ultimately we hope that this increased level of interest will continue, and translate into a membership pipeline for the two
Dr John Altrip
Dr Carol Barton
Dr Paul Ward
Dr David Bell
Dr Andrew Leitch
Dr Zara Bieler
Dr Nick Mc Carthy
Petites Annonces
Appartment for sale
French Riveria. NICE.
For Sale - a 3 roomed
appartment with garage
and cellar. A stone's
throw from the beach.
Nice Airport 15 min
PRICE 325,000
Drs Jean-Marc and
Isabelle Dusserre:
jmdusserre (at )
Committee Membership Update
Periodically AFMS Committee membership positions become available for
renewal/re-election, and we are always interested to identify members who
may wish to participate in future vacant positions. Please contact the
Honorary Secretary (jaltrip (at) for further information.
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